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rallies. virginia is a big swing state. we will tell you which presidential candidate -- candidate needs to win it the most. >> all >> the battle for virginia took center stage. jobs, the economy, and the future of the nation were front and center as michelle obama and mitt romney tried to reach out to undecided voters. a rally at the university of mary washington trade mitt romney was in fairfax. why virginia may be one of the most important battleground states just 54 days before we had to the polls. >> is looking awfully important. political experts say the election in virginia will be won or lost in suburban areas. one candidate and a candidate's wife hit suburban areas. something we will discuss a lot more in the next eight weeks. >> michelle obama made a couple of stops along i-95 in richmond and fredericksburg, where she hit a ymca and the university of mary washington. >> everything about how obama is pro-woman. >> meanwhile, mitt romney was a lot i-66, talking to voters in fairfax to do not want four more years of president obama. >> i worry our country is on the wrong track. >>
governor scott walker's union stripping law there and surprise ruling in virginia on republican efforts to effectively ban abortion in the state of virginia. and another surprise ruling today shutting down a big voter purge planned by a republican secretary of state in one of the nine swing states that both presidential campaigns believe is going to decide this election. that is all ahead this hour, all from today's news. it is a very big show. >>> we start with tonight's top story and with a decision made in march 2003, which is when then-president george w. bush ordered the u.s.-led invasion of iraq, march 2003. it was also the month when it was ordered that the flag-draped coffins of american service members killed abroad could not be photographed when those coffins got back to the united states. that change in policy under george w. bush was a source of anger and controversy. it is why coffins were sometimes used in anti-iraq war protests to visually represent those real caskets of americans killed in the war that the bush administration would not allow the country to see. the bush
directions on the inner loop and .uter loop in virginia, northbound 95 open betweenng freely garrissonville and springfield. 395 work zone has lifted between the beltway lorton. moving pretty nicely northbound southbound to the springfield interchange. back to you. >> thank you. we are getting to breaking news from overseas. once again, protesters in yemen have stormed the u.s. embassy. after for your americans were killed during an assault a u.s. consulate in libya. jummy olabanji is tracking the .evelopments >> the associated press reports the protesters were on the notssy grounds but did e building housing the officers. the demonstrators removed the sign on the outer wall .nd then set fire once inside the compound, they dropped -- brought down the u.s. it. and burned ered protesters were ang by the same film made in the that provoked the other in.cks in this young lady lived in libya for several years as a young girl. she says the killings of several americans over there is tragic. >> pretty upsetting. i was pretty embarrassed and disappointed if. >> in benghazi, libya, demonstrators ra
to be in northern virginia today. >> brianne carter is in fairfax. >> the fight for battleground virginia is back on here in the commonwealth. both parties campaigning here today. if you take a look behind me, you can see mitt romney the as onstage. he started speaking about 10 minutes ago. the crowd is now chanting usa. he has been talking about the middle class. that is what we expected it would highlight during the trip to northern virginia. it has been a focus for the mitt romney the campaign. they made their announcement in virginia. this republican hopeful for president is working to get the middle class back to work. he says northern virginia may very well decide the next president is. while he is focused on the economy, yet so it also touched on the tragedy overseas. >> we have heavy hearts across america today. i want you to know it is going to get better. but i recognize that right now we are in mourning. we lost four other diplomats across the world. we are thinking about their families and those that have left behind. what a tragedy. >> as you heard him say, they are trying to pause f
and boy you can feel that cooler and dryer air making its way in. peek wind gusts. ashburn, virginia, and loudoun county getting 69 miles per hour. dulles 63. gaithersburg around 60 miles, and glendale, maryland, around 50-mile per hour wind gusts. tonight as you are sleeping, open the windows if you want. becoming partly cloudy and cool. lows mid 50s outside of beltway to mid 60s in downtown. bruce, back to you. >> anny, thanks a lot. chaotic scene at the prince georges county fair where some people were actually trampled and injured as authorities tried to evacuate an area. 400 to 500 people were gathered at the infield when the storm started rolling through. officials began moving the crowds to shelter in the nearby showplace arena. as the storms got closer, some people panicked. >> obviously everybody could see the weather coming on. as a matter of fact, the wind started to blow. people were told to evacuate and they were feeling that reason. they could see that reason. there was an urgency to leave the open air and get into a covered building, such as this one. >> 12 people w
republicano regreso hoy a virginia... mitt romney visito el condado de fairfax para continuar su campaÑa electoral... claudia uceda cubrio el evento y nos brinda el siguiente informe... "the next president of the united states..." el candidato republicano mitt romney le bajo el tono y no volvio a atacar a el gobierno de barack obama por lo ocurrido con las misiones diplomaticas en egipto y libia... pero fue interrumpid o por manifestantes. nat! gritos manifestantes quienes acusaron al candidato republicano de politizar lo ocurrido en libia... a lo que respondio ... mitt romney/candidato presidencial republicano "fue una tragedia perder a gente maravillosa..." romney tratando de escapar de las criticas, centro su mensaje en la economia con el proposito asegurar el voto de los indecisos... y es que el necesita ganar estados claves como florida y virginia para asegurar la presidenciaedwin ame " en terminos economicos el tiene toda la capacidad para llevar a este pais sacarlo de la crisis por la cual esta pasando, no solamente porque el lo habla o lo dice sino porque el lo ha vivido..."
in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >>> fairfax county police are looking for thieves stealing thousands of dollars from people living at a inova cardiac care center. someone installed this skig in detectives believe that skimmer has been in place since late august. there are four victims known but it's believed there are more out there. >>> more speed cameras popping up across the region. it's no secret they aren't popular, but prince george's county police say recently vandals have been targeting the equipment. their solution? more cameras for the crams. fox 5's bob barnard has this -- cameras. fox 5's bob barnard has this story. >> reporter: that's a speed cram, one of 60 just like it in -- camera, one of 60 just like it in prince george's county an
, all these areas in the light blue, the 40s. and that includes most of virginia and maryland. out in west virginia, americwes maryland, the upper 30s. this is like a morning in early december, not late september. we still have warm waters around the bay. even so, look at ocean city. 53 there this morning. and here's the view from space. we have just a few high clouds drifting up from the south. they'll be with us from time to time this morning. give us a beautiful sunrise probably, which is at 6:54. by 7:00, in the upper 40s. by noontime, near 70. low humidity, lots of sun. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. >>> now to decision 2012. today, tim kaine, george allen square off in a live televised debate in northern virginia. it is the first of three debates the virginia senate candidates will participate in and it is the only one that will take place in our area. tim kaine comes into today's debate with a little momentum, leading george allen by eight points. tim kaine a democrat, also leads the republican allen in a new quinnipiac university poll. you can see the deb
in the 40s much of shenandoah wa valley, much of western maryland and west virginia. down into the mid-40s in most of those locations. farther east, closer to washington, just near 50 degrees in the nearby suburbs. near 60 in washington and right near the chesapeake bay. hour by hour, by 7:00 a.m., mid-50s. bright and sunny, still that chill in the air. mild midday noon lunch hour into the mid-70s. by 3:00, students coming home from school, low humidity, bright sun near 80 degrees. back home from work by late afternoon, upper 70s. sunrise 6:47. sunset 7:20. i'll be back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. your first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. thanks, tom. >>> if you're traveling the beltway, inner loop of the beltway at the dulles toll road, had a disabled vehicle there, it's now gone. also gone, as you're traveling on i h-95 at prince william parkway. that's clear. we're still seeing delays heavy out of dale city as you continue to head northbound. that right lane was blocked of prince william parkway. now travel lanes open. if you're traveling along i-66,
o'malley, they're showing him some love. he's in prime time at about 10:00. former virginia governor and apparent senate candidate tim kaine also has a place and a role tonight. a rising star in th democratic party, san antonio's mayor julian castro will deliver the keynote address tonight. the star of the show is expected to be first lady michelle obama. president obama was out campaigning today. he was in norfolk, virginia, and he said he's going to go home tonight and he's going to watch michelle obama's speech with his daughters. he said he might tear up a little bit because that's what he always does when he sees her speak. earlier today tim kaine was out and about doing a little politicking in favor and in honor and in pursuit of his senate seat that he'd like to get from george allen. tom sherwood is here now with more on that story. tom? >> jim, everybody knows tim kaine is in a tough race. he knows it. he's trying to rally the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful
into portions of western virginia and west virginia. so instead of perfect sunshine, we'll have mostly sunny skies today and a little further off to the north and west, out towards detroit, you see thicker cloud cover. this is a cold front which will come in here later tonight and could kick off a shower although i think most of the area will remain dry. bottom line, generally nice conditions around here today with sunshine, high temperatures expected to be about 80 or so. more details on the weather including a closer look at the weekend in just a minute. back to you. >> thank you. >>> more anti-american protests topping our stories right now. the united states bracing for more protests around the muslim world today and libya has made arrests in the attacks that killed american ambassador. the identities of the other americans killed are also released. let's take a live look right now. the protests against that low- budget film that mocks islam have been spreading all week. a live look at cairo this morning. ntinued overnight. more are expects from morocco to indonesia. >>> on the campaign
shoulder lane. talk about delays. usual suspects, i-95 in virginia. fairfax county parkway, heavy on the brakes in this area. delays start at lorton. pretty slow as you head to springfield parkway. let's head over to i-270, slow out of frederick. making your way southbound, pretty sluggish out of 109. those areas look fine right now, but it's starting to heat up as you make your way over to the end. back over to you. >>> police say they found nothing out of the ordinary after someone called in a bomb threat last night. officers focus their search on two daily parking garages. several flights were also delayed because passengers had to wait to board their flights. the airport's authority says no flights were evacuated because of the threat, but one traveler tells news 4 he and other passengers had to get off their plane, which was heading to chicago. >>> new this morning, montgomery county police searching for the person who stabbed a man on mills choice road. we're told the victim was stabbed several times in the chest and neck. he was taken to the hospital. his name and condition
as a public service by your television provider. >> in virginia two former governors are competing for the senate seat currently held by democrat jim webb. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine are polling within the statistical margin of error, and the cook political report rates the race as toss-up. last week the candidates met for an hourlong debate moderated by "meet the press" host david gregory. >> moderator: and good afternoon. welcome to the virginia senatorial debate between democrat tim kaine and republican george allen. i'm david gregory, moderator of "meet the press," and moderator of today's debate. i want to quickly cover the rules of today's event. the debate will last one hour, and we'll begin with two-minute opening statements from each candidate. then our panelists and i will pose questions directly to the candidate. these questions are determined by the panelists, by us. they have not been received by the candidates or reviewed by the fairfax chamber. each candidate will have one minute and 30 seconds to respond, and the candidate answering fist will hav
valley, mountains of west virginia, western maryland, all the areas of dark green in the 50s. that includes nearby suburbs in prince george's, arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties. reagan national is at 62. later today, here is your hour by hour for the day. by 6:00 a.m., still in the 50s and low 60s. chilly, not a lot of wind. wind will pick up later this morning and be a bit blustery through midday and into the afternoon. lots of sun. highs reaching upper 70s by midafternoon. sunrise 6:45. sunset 6:24. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. right now mike is in for danella with your "first 4 traffic." >>> things looking good on the beltway. the construction on wilson bridge has been taken away. no residual delays. let's talk about the beltway in maryland. no delays on the outer loop from 95 to 270. here we are taking a live look at colesville road. it's about a ten-minute ride from 95 to 270 at 61 miles an hour. if you're planning on taking mass transit, worry free on the metro real, marc trains, and virginia rail express. >> thank you. >>> new this morning, a
here but up in pennsylvania, it's quiet now. quiet down through virginia. our weather front off the coast but it's another one that i'm expecting to step into the area tomorrow. some storms are on tap for saturday afternoon. today we have that quiet weather. look at all the sunshine and nice conditions at 8:00 a.m., 76. 87 by noontime today. we'll top out at about 90, about 3:00 or 4:00 today. danella? >> veronica, starting to see some delays if you're traveling i-270 southbound. you know how it goes. it's not terrible, though. you are slow, so if you're traveling southbound i-270 approaching 109. that's where you're first starting to hit the brakes. as you're making your way towards clarksburg road, it's a lot better. chopper 4 is checking out your delays as you travel southbound i-270 at i-. 0. it's not bad here either but you can see your volume is increasing but as you 345ik your way towards the beltway, your travel lanes are open. let's head over to i-95 in maryland. 198, southbound here. really between laurel and beltway in both directions. no issues to report. southbound
extending from new england new england, pennsylvania, western maryland and west virginia. some of this is coming slower toward the northern then down ya valley. cumberland, glare -- the shenandoah valley. cumberland, garrett county. we'll be watching this cross the region as we go through the morning. 73 in winchester and leesburg. culpeper and manassas are 75. on the bay 80 in annapolis, easton. with enough sunshine, we could be closer to 90 this afternoon. it will be muggy either way. 5:00 a.m., monika samtani, timesaver traffic. >>> thank you so much. good morning, everybody. if you're planning to head around town, this is what it looks like on the beltway. no problems to report. all of that overnight construction has been cleared up. we're going to first take a look if you're planning to head in on the dulles toll road or 66, lanes are open coming in from the west. no issues in tysons corner, an dan dale and down into -- annandale and down into springfield as well. we'll take a live look out of manassas. looking good. a bit of volume forming early o. that's the way it's goi
blue in the 40s, and that includes much of northern virginia, just about all of maryland, including the eastern shore, and out of the mountains, a few of those areas in the darker blue, they're in the 30s in a few locations out in worcester and maryland and in the highlands of west virginia. quite a chill in the air this morning. thankfully not much wind. we'll be talk windchill. right now it's 56 at reagan national. that's the coolest temperature there since way last may. look at ocean city. they're down to a chilly 53. elkins, west virginia at 39 degrees. closer to washington it's in the 40s. montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties. chilly and calm. lots of sun the rest of the day with highs reaching the mid 70s by afternoon. i'll be back in ten minutes. now a look at our traffic. >> still seeing traffic. let's head to arlington boulevard. at one point just one lane was getting by. i did see some delays, but it looks like that work zone is just about wrapped up. let's head to the beltway at van dohrn. you can see the taillights to the right of the screen. that is
in the 40s these areas in blue. west virginia, western maryland, and central shenandoah valley. these dark green areas, the low 50s. that includes most of virginia, most of maryland, and the eastern shore. right near the bay waters, the lighter greens are the 60s right on the tidal potomac. a cool 61 by 7:00 a.m. we'll still be chilly. not a lot of wind, generally 5 to 10 miles an hour in the 50s. by noontime, wind picking up a little bit, gusting to around 20 to 25 miles an hour. highs reaching upper 70s. the winds blustery by midafternoon. sunrise 6:45. sunset 7:24. i'm back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. a look at your first 4 traffic now. good morning, mike. >> thank you, tom. >>> things looking great on the beltway. no serious problems on the inner or outer loop. big problem on southbound 295 at 410/riverdale road. accident has traffic squeezing by to the right. we're seeing significant delays. here we are at chopper 4. traffic is just squeezing by now. really on the right shoulder. delays begin just after the beltway. it will take you all the way to 410. after that, t
of virginia and maryland, it's into the low 70s. the areas of rain in the 60s. parts of the shenandoah valley and west virginia, just gorgeous from the atlantic beaches to the mountains. temperatures closer to washington in the nearby suburbs, in prince george's, fairfax, montgomery counties climbing into the low and mid-70s as well as near the chesapeake bay. a look at the forecast in detail and a look at the weekend is in a couple minutes. stay tuned. >> thank you, tom. too bad the traffic hasn't been looking that great. >> no. another bad day on the roads. danella sealock i was watching the reports and the beltway is a mess. >> i had nothing but bad news. now it's better. let's check the travel speeds. 61 miles per hour i-95 northbound in virginia from prince william park way to the beltway. on 395, you look good. 54 miles per hour. this was the bad guy. still a little bad. under speed at 37 miles per hour from i-95 to i-270. the drive is taking 15 minutes. i-270 was also a mess. happy to report, nice and clear. in both directions you are clear. barbara and keith, back to you. >> thank you
off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >> it checking out the news from around the nation, the mayor of trenton, new jersey is in federal custody after he was arrested after a two-year undercover investigation. this comes weeks after his home was raided. his time and office has been marred by financial problems. investigators say he was turning to extortion and real-estate deals to make money. >> thousands of chicago public school teachers are on strike and thousands of students were forced to stay home today. >> the strike started after contract negotiations broke down last night. >> chicago mayor, rahm emanuel had a message for the 25,000 stri
: both romney and obama campaigns have made it clear that virginia is a key battleground state in this state in november. michelle obama is campaigning now in fredericksberg and vice president candidate ryan will be in the state tomorrow. >> today the president spoke at a grassroots event. he said it is the education in america that makes dreams come true. >> let's face it. a mixed kid from hawaii, born to a single mom, is not likely to become president of the united states. [ cheering and applause ] >> but in america it can happen because of education. because somebody gave me an opportunity. >> colorado is a major swing state but seems to be swinging closer to the president. the first poll of colorado voters since the democratic convention shows president obama with a 5 point lead. >> pennsylvania supreme court continued to hear arguments over the voter i.d. law. at issue, whether it should take affect by the time of nember elections. and protestors hit the streets to rally against the new legislation. it requires pennsylvania residents to show a valid photo i.d. before votin
-to-head for votes against mitt romney in the battleground state of virginia. there is a new presence at the national harbor that could help influence voters about a new casino on the potomac. >>> we begin with the latest on those attacks on u.s. embassies. there are reports that at least one person has been arrested in connection with the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. a third victim in the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya has been named by his family. he was a former s.e.a.l. from massachusetts named glen daugherty. also today, demonstrators attacked the u.s. embassies in yemen and egypt. americans in jordan have been warned about a massive protest planned for tomorrow outside the u.s. embassy in ayman. here at home the crisis is becoming a possible factor in the presidential campaign. steve handelsman joins us now from capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: on the hill today, republicans backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership in this crisis. as yet another group of angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, anti-ameri
over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >> intelligence officials investigating evidence that points for a premeditated attack on a high-profile u.s. target timed to strike on the anniversary of nerve. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. -- on the anniversary of 9-11. >> straight up 6:00 right now. taking a look at the waning crescent moon. a knew machine -- a new moon just around the corner for us. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. we've been talking about this moon. gorgeous. in a couple of days, it will be a new moon. >> that is i moon you won't see. >> we'll show you the new moon. you won't see it. >> but you'll know it is a new moon. >> you get the idea. >> all right. let's just talk weather. >> we are good early in the morning. >> we are awesome. >> 63 at reagan national. confused me and i was the one telling you about it a minute ago. 55 at bwi marshall. no need for an umbrella as we are looking at bright sunshine through outthe day. i don't think you'll see more than a cloud or
into virginia on the northbound side of i-95. it's going to be slow now in quantico off and on through woodbridge and through springfield. a live look there on the northbound side of i-95. at least the lanes are open. no accidents to report up to the 14th vote bridge. i'll be back -- 14th street bridge. i'm be back with more. >>> summer is over for students across northern virginia it is back to school. >> it is indeed. that means traffic is going to abmajor issue for every-- to be a major issue for everyone in the region. kristin fisher is live to talk more about that. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. before students here at south county middle school get to enjoy their brand new building, a beautiful school by the way, before they can enjoy that first they have to get here which is me small feat on a day that's been nicknamed terrible traffic tuesday. summer is over. people are going back to work, kids going back to school. what this essentially means is this is now a return to the worst traffic in the entire country. sounds pretty terrible, right? here's what you ca
seat in virginia faced off today in a debate that was carried live here on nbc 4. it is a race that could determine the balance of power in the senate. tom sherwood is in our newsroom with more on the story. >> ndy, it's one of the tightest races in the nation for the senate, and the candidates stuck to their game plans. george allen and tim kaine locked in a tight race for nearly a year, shook hands and came out, not fighting, but politely jabbing at each other over jobs, taxes, social and other issues. the one-hour fairfax chamber of commerce debate was telecast on nbc 4, and moderated by nbc's david gregory of "meet the press." former governor and senator george allen turned nearly every question to the need for more and better jobs. >> the job creators have the confidence, and certainty to hire again. >> reporter: tim kaine, also a former governor, turned nearly every question into criticism on the capitol hill and in the presidential race, saying people want pulling together, not partisan bickering in washington. >> puts partnership over partisanship and substance over sou
've got 65 in springfield, and potomac, virginia, right now coming in at 65 degrees. let's take a look at storm team 4 radar, where it is wet. you see that rain sliding eastward. there's where it is heavier. some areas getting some lightning just east of westminster, sliding toward northeastern maryland. here's a look at your hour by hour forecast. by 8:00 a.m., we're dry. noontime, we're dry. temperatures push into the low 80s again today. our best chance of rain will be after i think 5:00 p.m. i'll be back in ten minutes with a look at your four-day forecast. >> break news traveling university boulevard. i'm still seeing all of your lanes blocked at dennis avenue. what this means is if you're traveling university boulevard, just going to be a tough commute if you're trying to get to colesville road. and then also university boulevard as you're making your way towards georgia avenue. it's not going to be an option if you have to pass dennis avenue. no word yet on if this is going to last through the morning rush. i can tell you it may. again, a downed pole is block all of university b
. and that includes much of virginia, western parts of virginia into west virginia, western maryland and just to our north and west of the metro area. it is in the 40s. look at elkins, west virginia, down to a cold 43 right now. reagan national is at 59. all these areas in the dark green, the 50s. that covers all the rural areas just outside the beltway, northern virginia and much of maryland around the bay eastern shore, it's in the 50s. ocean city only 52 right now. here's your forecast. for 6:00 a.m., chilly in the upper 40s, clear. crescent moon in the southeastern sky with jupiter up there and venus rising shortly. and low humidity the rest of the day with bright sunshine. low 70s by your lunch hour, by midafternoon coming back home from work and school will be in the mid and upper 70s. a gorgeous day coming up. i'm back in ten minutes with the hometown forecast. right now mike is in for dawnela. good morning. >> not too bad right now. no serious delays but a lot of construction. inner loop, the offramp is shut down with a project there. also have work on the outer loop at leesburg pike. south
campaign stop will count. >> a new poll of voters in virginia, florida and ohio gives president obama the lead in all three states. in virginia, it is the five- point lead, 49% to romney's 44%. and it is the same in florida. in ohio, president obama has a 7% emover romney utah numbers change when it comes to who voters think will do a better job of handling the economy n virginia, it's tie with president obama and romney both getting 45%. in florida, mr. obama has just a 1% lead. in ohio, it's 3% difference. once again with obama leading. this was a "wall street journal" nbc news poll. >>> gop presidential nominee mitt romney will be in ohi today. it is his second visit to the state this week. yesterday, romney was in virginia where he rallied voters in fairfax. his running mate, paul ryan, will address values voters summitt in d.c. this morning. then he has a campaign stop in roanoke later today. >> today, the president and first lady will welcome the u.s. olympic and paralympic teams to the white house. president obama will attend a campaign event at a home here in d.c. tonight. our
political prize is going to be in 2012 and northern virginia is the key which is why we have michelle obama here in fredericksburg here today. this presidential campaign has been focused on the economic challenges took a turn to the foreign policy and the turmoil in the middle east. this is what michelle obama had to say. >> i want to say how truly heart-broken barack and i are about the horrific tragedy that occurred earlier this week in libya. i'm not sure if everyone is aware. but our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. >> reporter: now, mitt romney had his rally in the heart of fairfax today. his comments about the unrest in et middle east yesterday caused some controversy. so today he tried to turn the focus back to the economy. >> mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax and he began by acknowledging the attack on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we're thinking about their families and those that they left behind. what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- >> repor
for the weekend. >> a good deal. let's move on to our vote 2012 coverage and battleground virginia. michelle obama began her day in richmond where she offered her families ofto the n libya. cans killed i she then headed to fredericksburg where she is now crowd at the large university of mary washington. we'll have more on the first lady's stop coming up at 6:00. meanwhile, the man who is trying over mrs. obama's has was and fairfax today. our senior political reporter was there. let's go to the newsroom with more on how he was received. it was a pretty good response. after a day of talking about the libya and some say day on the trail, to hisomney went back wheelhouse, jobs and the economy. a northern virginia welcome. thank you. think these numerous stops would at some but hittingrkill, long lines today form a romney is a challenge -- sure there are more like this one. a lot of my friends are obama supporters for sure. the under 30of romney is down less. a lot of the younger generation thinks more literally. d of poll hewhat kin it but if you think about going torices we're for the president's po
and west virginia. chilly there. montgomery, arlington, fairfax. by 7:00 a.m., cloudy. winds still blustery. upper 60s and partly cloudy. and then a for justigorgeous af with low humidity, sunshine. low 70s by 3:00. sunset at 7:09. hometown forecast at 7:11. danella with the look at first 4 traffic. " >>> a live view at chopper 4. as you make your way east, the headlights, you can see volume. good news on 66, not seeing any accidents. you are a bit sluggish. your first set of delays on i-66 as you make your way eastbound. as you make your way past the rest area. travel lanes are open. it's that time of morning, you are starting to hit the brakes. taking the dulles toll road, your travel speed as you hit the beltway, 60 miles per hour. very low volume. that drive is going to take you six minutes. also looking good is 29. if you're along 29 between columbia and the beltway in both directions, no major delays just yet. no accidents. southbound is beginning to pick up volume. >>> a heads up this morning. if your travel plans take you north on amtrak, delays between washington and baltimore beca
. murder suspect anthony robert taglianetti is from woodbridge, and police believe he's back in virginia. he's accused of shooting keith reed in the small town of climber, new york, about 80 miles south of buffalo. investigators say taglianetti was spotted inrinc p william county this week. they believe his victim was a specific target. but they warn everyone, taglianetti may be armed and dangerous. >> this individual was -- wanted to do harm to mr. reed. >> right, we believe it was isolated. >> we believe he's in virginia now. but that could change. >> police say if you think you see taglianetti, don't approach him. call police immediately. >>> tonight we know the identity of remains found in a wooded area in stafford county. detectives tell us the remains belong to this woman, katherine bryant. the d.c. native vanished six years ago. she was 33 at the time. police suspect foul play in her death. but they haven't said what caused her death. someone found her remains last month just off i-95 in stafford county. >>> a dryer appears to be to blame for a fire at a nursing home in mclean tha
'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. we're watching the commute in northern virginia after remains on the track leave passengers stranded for hours. it is thursday, september 20th, 2012. we're going to take a live look outside right now. chilly out there. 55 degrees. that's one of the colder days we've had this year. >> tom kierein is here with us. it's one of those days you want to say people want to layer up and peel out later. >> you definitely need several layers this morning. we're down into the 40s. we're talking about a morning more like december than september. we fast forward here a couple of months at le region under a clear sky. it is down to the mid 40s in much of maryland and much of virginia. frederick there down to 43. so is martinsburg, cumberland, and it's in the 40s across most of northern virginia. mid 40s, fairfax, arlington, montgomery county, also the mid 40s, also into prince george's county. right near the bay waters. the waters are still pretty warm around 70 degrees. the temperatures in the 50s. a warm spot at 61. a little bit of a breeze off the bay here.
the shenandoah valley and much of northern virginia into the mountains, all these areas in blue are in the 40s. and on the eastern shore, too, away from the waters, a few locations there in the 40s this morning. and we're going to have another gorgeous day, but this chilly morning will be with us here for another few hours. by noontime, the low 70s. low humidity the rest of the afternoon. bright, sparkling sun and a sapphire blue sky. highs reaching upper 70s by midafternoon. sunrise, 6:46. sunset, 7:22. i'm back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. mike is in for dawnela with your first 4 traffic. >> good morning. things looking good on the beltway. no serious delays on the inner or outer loop. let's look at 66 eastbound side. fantastic as you make your way to 495. live look at fairfax county parkway, eastbound side on the right side of the screen. no major backups there. about an ñ5 náde the beltway at leesburg pike, things looking good. seven minute ride from 495 to glebe road. worry free on metro, marc trains and the virginia railway express. mike? >>> here in washington, the
and inwood, up in the panhandle of west virginia. as far as the rest of the day goes, i think you'll like it a whole lot. a couple of showers for your friends out in delaware. but not too much of a threat around here. near perfect day to be outside today. 77 degrees, cooler and less humid. there will be a chance for a little five or ten minute spot shower, especially north and west of town up into parts of southern pennsylvania. don't really think we have to worry much about that around town. but a spot shower or two. tomorrow, there's an absolutely positively zero percent chance of rain for everybody. isn't that nice to hear? >> i like it. thanks, chuck. >> and when chuck was talking about the rain yesterday, there were a lot of events going on all over the place. it put a damper on a festival in northern virginia and the prince georges county fair up in upper marboro. >> we have reaction from those caught outside. >> reporter: vecndors try to salvage what they can and emergency officials say one worker was hurt when the stage collapsed. these women were selling jewelry. >> all our stuff
, the republican ticket scheduled its first post convention trip to virginia. if you have any doubt that the commonwealth is a hot commodity this november, consider this. take a look at the seating arrangement for the democratic national convention. virginia has one of the coveted four seat sections compared with maryland and d.c., which are barely even in the building. can we say battleground? congressman, paul ryan is representing the republican ticket while the democrats hold their convention at a reallily just outside of cleveland today. ryan compared president obama to president jimmy carter and went off vice president joe biden for saying the country is better off now than it was four years ago. mitt romney is said to be spending this week preparing for the debate. his motorcade, that's it right there, hit a snag today. when it had to wait for a slow moving tractor to get out of the way along a dirt road. not a lot of space. republicans have lost a battle to keep the constitution party candidate off virginia's ballot. virgil would draw votes away from mitt romney. today, virgi
the white house. this afternoon the president holds a rally in norfolk, virginia. on labor day he told auto workers in ohio they are better off thanks to his administration's auto industry bailout. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. >> reporter: but republicans are hammering away at the president's record, questioning whether americans are doing better since he took office. >> i would ask the 23 million people today in america who are struggling to find work if they feel like they're better off. >> reporter: democrats will use their convention to make the case to voters the nation is better off. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >>> meanwhile, republican mitt romney has no campaign eevents -- campaign events scheduled this week. he is preparing for three debates with obama earlier next month. >>> thomas gore pleaded guilty in may to organizing under-the- table payments to former mayoral candidate suleman brown. it was part of an alleged shadow campaign to get gray elected. gore was the first of three campaign aides to plead guilty, and federal p
virginia? tim kaine joins us live to break down the latest ads in the race and claims he makes about his republican rival, george allen. fox5 morning news starts right now. >>> beautiful shot of the sun as it rises. this is friday, september 14th. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. mother nature is showing off this friday. >> i like it. >> tucker barnes joining us now. tucker, will be a pretty one. >> should be a nice one. and already a nice start. temperatures falling back into the comfortable range overnight. a lot of 50s overnight. 60s here in town. here at reagan national we are looking at 64 degrees. you can see it's cooler off to the west and north. remember, with the sun just getting up about 15 minutes ago, these temperatures will stay cool another hour or so. 51 at dulles. 57 at bwi marshall. cold front approaching will bring a late day cloud cover and maybe a sprinkle. otherwise a good looking friday. temperatures jumping into the mid-70s by noon. few clouds around later this afternoon, and high temperatures topping out in the low to mid-80s. 82degrees at 5:
the outside. well, we're going to give him that chance on november 6th. >> both candidates head to virginia tomorrow. romney is campaigning at the american legion post in springfield. there is a rally there. the president is at the farm bureau in virginia beach. >>> a company based out of massachusetts has been tapped to make repairs to the earthquake damaged washington monument. crews from perin i-management surfaces will start work in two months buildingskaf scaffolding filling in cracks. they are expected to last until 2014 and cost $2 million >>> a demolition project is creating a lot of excitement. they have fought legal battles for the run-down skylar mall. now, the work is on to get rid of it and replace it with an 1800 acre development unit, 500 housing units and retail shops and plans for a walmart >>> controversy over a program that allows doctors to give teenage girls the morning after pill without telling their parents. the pilot program began in new york city offering pregnancy testing, birth control pills and the plan "b" emergency con tro accept tiff pill for students. high t
. >>> and another rabid beaver goes on the offensive in northern virginia. hear from a woman who witnessed the wild animal chasing several kids. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cuttincasino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >>> drum roll, are you ready? apple puts rumors to rest today and unveiled the highly anticipated iphone 5. >> they say the new phone is bigger, lighter, faster than ever. software developer ben young is here to talk about the phone's new features. should we be impressed? if you have an iphone, do you really need the iphone 5? >> i like to say the iphone 5 is quite impressive. i personally am going to get it because i'm a software developer. i would highly recommend i
spots. 50s out into the mountains of west virginia. mid 60s in and around town thanks to a ton of early morning sunshine. nothing showing up on storm 4 radar now. couple of storms along the outer coastline. those are quickly taking leave of us. if you're enjoying your sunday, first pitch for the nationals a and the marlins at 1:30 this afternoon. 77 degrees. near perfect, cooler, less humid than yesterday and no two-hour rain delay during this game unless yesterday. a beautiful morning will lead to the partly sunny afternoon. chances of five or ten minute long showers up in the high spots. but in town, nothing to worry about. temperatures in the 70s today as opposed to 91 and humid yesterday. >> chuck, thanks. >>> the national weather service is looking into reports of two possible tornados in northern virginia. >> the storm caused major damage in parts of fairfax county. news4's chris gordon is live in reston where residents are cleaning up this morning. i was out that way yesterday and trees blocked off roadways. it looks like a mess out there now. >> that's right, angie and richard.
to the 50s, much of maryland, virginia, and west virginia, as well as out in the mountains. some of the high spots there down into the upper 40s this morning. kind of a damp chill in the air. still a littl patchy fog by k 00 a.m. hour by hour, a rapid warmup. a 20 degree jump between 7:00 and noon. and a gorgeous afternoon, just a few clouds coming in. highs reaching near 80 midafternoon. >> right now this issue happening on i-95 in virginia. you are able to get by. also, medevac has been requested. that means it may need to land on the roadway. expect delays. again, this is northbound i-95 approaching prince william parkway. only the right lane gets by there. still keeping an eye on the beltway. this is a live look at 201. still seeing heavy volume between bw parkway and route 1. that crash out of the roadway, but still seeing some volume in that area. over the to rails, marc brunswick east 890 has a six minute delay. metro and vre aren't reporting delays at this time. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. >> you're looking at live pictures coming from tahrir square. we know there were
of the northern virginia, the shenandoah valley, most of maryland, only near 50 degrees. including prince george's and montgomery counties. arlington and fairfax near 50. reagan national at 59. right on the bay the waters, it near 60. then for your lunch hour, delightful, sunny and mild in the low to mid-70s. then beginning to cloud up by midafternoon into the upper 70s. sunset at 7:12. by then, it should be all cloudy and back down to the low 70s. rain moving in after that. perhaps by midnight. and it does look like it's going to be a bit turbulent tomorrow. details on that coming up. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. danella is here with your first 4 traffic. good morning. >> good morning, tom. >>> we're going to start it off with a look at chopper 4. over 355 at grovener. right now the crash involves two cars. waiting for a look from chopper 4. i'll give you an update on this accident in ten minutes. also watching the other accident we've been talking about for some time, northbound in fredericksburg. i-95 northbound. left lane is blocked at 17th because of the crash there. st
between him and the state of virginia. it involves governor mcdonnell's decision to remove him from the board for his travel spending. he said he's going to resign next month to avoid being a distraction. >>> it is 5:05. i am watching your money. better than expected news about the housing market. that was good news for stocks. investors encouraged by news that the sales of existing homes jumped to the best level in two years last month. builders broke ground on more new homes in august than all. good pieces of news. checking the numbers, the dow stands at 13,577. rose about 13 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq was better by 5. s&p 500 was better by 2. >>> nearly six million americans will face a tax penalty for not carrying medical coverage once president obama's new health care law goes into effect. that's two million more than previously estimated according to congressional analysts. most of them are expected to be middle class americans. the average penalty will be $1200. >>> want your starbucks at home but don't want to make a whole pot of coffee? starbucks is muscling in on
is already fighting from behind in virginia. a new "washington post" poll shows the president with an eight-point lead over romney, 52% over 44%, and now more than half the voters say they approve of the job the president is doing. when asked who better understands the country's economic problems, the president stretched his advantage from 54% to just 37% for mitt romney. and romney's running mate paul ryan will try to reverse the slide in the commonwealth during the second day in a two city tour. yesterday he was in newport news. you see that here speaking to supporters at christopher newport university. today he'll be in danville for a rally at the piedmont precision machine factory, a small town in virginia which used to be a thriving textile and tobacco hub and has fallen on hard times in recent years. ryan expected to use that to hit the president hard. >>> today aun san suu ke -- aun san suu kyi will receive the congressional gold medal. she received it while she was under house arrest. myanmar's political rulers kept her under house arrest for two decades. suu kyi will be in the unit
over to you. >>> back to school for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. that includes the 11th largest school district in the country. fairfax county. set to welcome back 180,000 students today. fairfax county police will be out in full force making sure drivers follow the school bus laws. drivers should come to a complete stop in both directions when a school bus is loading or unloading with flashing lights. police say the ten feet surrounding the school bus is the most dangerous area for students to get hit by cars. >>> it's also the first day of school for more than 22,000 students in arlington kint in year parents in arlington are upset about the school district's new busing policy. starting today hundreds of students who used to take the bus will now have to walk to school. tracee wilkins is live in wakefield high school with more on the policy and the petition against it. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: officials are saying that more than 1,000 students will be hitting the roads and sidewalks this year, walking instead of riding buses because of
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